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Thursday, February 22, 2024
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Felony Child Abuse Charge Filed Against Former Berlin Daycare Worker; Woman Also Facing 14 Assault Counts

Posted by: The Dispatch
A Berlin daycare worker is facing assault and child abuse charges after an eight-month-old baby was brought to the hospital with a broken leg.While the investigation is ongoing and more charges are l......
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Thursday, February 15, 2024
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Proposed Wawa’s Site Plan Moves Forward; Planning Commission Seeks Design Improvements

Posted by: The Dispatch
Plans for a Wawa in Berlin got preliminary approval this week but developers will have to work elements of the town’s architecture into the design if they want the project to come to fruition.A......
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Thursday, February 01, 2024
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The Adventures of Fatherhood – Feb. 2

Posted by: The Dispatch
A new weekly segment in this space could simply be transcriptions of conversations with my son Beckett, 15.In the moment, they  can be irritating. After a few minutes and the benefit of hindsight......
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Thursday, February 01, 2024
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Between The Lines

Posted by: The Dispatch
During the recent book ban discussions at the Worcester County Board of Education meeting as well as across the state and country, it seemed inevitable there may be some legislation introduced on the ......
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Thursday, February 01, 2024
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Bill To Eliminate Tipped Credit Worries Local Restaurant Operators

Posted by: The Dispatch
OCEAN CITY – Industry leaders are following a bill that will impact tipped workers in the local hospitality sector.In January, Maryland legislators introduced a bill that will, among other thing......
Published On:
Thursday, February 01, 2024
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Letters to the Editor

Posted by: The Dispatch
Watching And NotingEditor:I am one of those people who enjoys watching our elected officials in action. Unscripted and speaking from the heart is local politics at its best.So, for me it was a surreal......
Published On:
Thursday, February 01, 2024
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Obituaries

Posted by: The Dispatch
Charles F. EderOcean PinesCharles F. Eder, 79, known locally as “Captain Chuck” of Ocean Pines, passed away peacefully on Jan. 11, 2024, at Coastal Hospice of Ocean Pines.Capt. Chuck was b......
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Thursday, February 01, 2024
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Eagle Scout Project Completed To Service Caine Woods

Posted by: The Dispatch
OCEAN CITY – The construction of “little libraries” is expected to benefit an uptown community.Last summer, Caine Woods Community Association resident Finian Dudley,16, began an eff......
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Thursday, February 01, 2024
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Ocean City Eyes Utility Rate Increases

Posted by: The Dispatch
OCEAN CITY – Proposed increases to Ocean City’s water and wastewater rates will advance following a presentation this week.On Tuesday, NewGen Strategies and Solutions Partner Eric Callocch......
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Thursday, February 01, 2024
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Hospice says data breached; Security technicians secure information after incident in July, precautions taken

Posted by: The Dispatch
Coastal Hospice is notifying affected individuals following a 2023 data security incident.Late last month, Coastal Hospice began notifying affected individuals regarding a network disruption that occu......
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Thursday, February 01, 2024
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Longtime Taylor Bank President, CEO To Retire; Current Executive VP, CFO Named Successor

Posted by: The Dispatch
After nearly three decades of service, Calvin B. Taylor Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Raymond M. Thompson will retire at the end of this year.According to a news release, Thompson will of......
Published On:
Thursday, February 01, 2024
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OC Estimates 3,500 People Per Day At New Monster Truck Event

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OCEAN CITY – Resort officials this week voted to approve a monster truck event slated for next fall.On Tuesday, Special Events Director Frank Miller presented the Mayor and Council with the term......
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Thursday, February 01, 2024
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Efforts continue to build community center

Posted by: The Dispatch
Efforts to bring a community center to Flower Street remain underway, according to municipal officials.Mayor Zack Tyndall said the Berlin Community Center Advisory Committee has been meeting regularly......
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Thursday, February 01, 2024
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Companies Making Huge Strides With Broadband Work

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SNOW HILL — The majority of Worcester County is expected to have access to high-speed internet by the end of the year.Thanks to the efforts of Talkie Communications, Choptank Fiber, Simple Fiber......
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Thursday, February 01, 2024
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Vanishing Ocean City

Posted by: The Dispatch
English’s Chicken House opened in 1963 on the corner of 15th Street and Philadelphia Avenue and would serve some of the best fried chicken ever served on the Eastern Shore of Maryland for ......
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Thursday, February 01, 2024
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Berlin Chamber financial ed series underway

Posted by: The Dispatch
A new educational series hosted by the Berlin Chamber of Commerce is meant to improve financial literacy among local merchants and business owners.The Berlin Chamber of Commerce Financial Literacy Edu......
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Thursday, February 01, 2024
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Special Event Fee Policy Overhaul Continues

Posted by: The Dispatch
Resort officials are one step closer to implementing a new special event fee structure.On Tuesday, the Ocean City Council voted unanimously to approve revisions to the town’s private events poli......
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Thursday, February 01, 2024
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Jenkins Point project outlined; Restoration of peninsula would result in protection against storms, rising tides

Posted by: The Dispatch
Tara FischerStaff Writer(Feb. 1, 2024) The Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP) hosted a meeting on Monday in Ocean Pines to discuss the Jenkins Point restoration project and answer questions from......
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Thursday, February 01, 2024
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Lions Club wants to provide AEDs inside all Berlin parks

Posted by: The Dispatch
A machine to help save the lives of people undergoing cardiac arrest could soon be available in Berlin parks.The Berlin Lions Club has expressed interest in providing $6,000 toward the purchase of aut......
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Thursday, February 01, 2024
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Coastal Hospice notifies community of data breach

Posted by: The Dispatch
Coastal Hospice is notifying affected individuals following a 2023 data security incident.Late last month, Coastal Hospice began notifying affected individuals regarding a network disruption that occu......
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Thursday, February 01, 2024
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Ocean City Takes Cautious Approach To Ørsted Announcement

Posted by: The Dispatch
OCEAN CITY – An offshore wind company has withdrawn its agreement with the Maryland Public Service Commission as it looks to reposition its Skipjack project.Last Thursday, Ørsted announced ......
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Thursday, February 01, 2024
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Invasive species workshop in March; Forum set to target English ivy growing in popular Berlin park

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An invasive species workshop will target English ivy growing in Stephen Decatur Park.On Saturday, March 2, Berlin resident Lara Mulvaney will host an invasive species workshop and guide attendees thro......
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Thursday, February 01, 2024
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Student Surprised To Win Shorebirds Design Contest

Posted by: The Dispatch
BERLIN – A local student was recently recognized for winning a regional design contest.On Jan. 18, representatives with the Delmarva Shorebirds visited Berlin Intermediate School to recognize s......
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Thursday, February 01, 2024
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Appeals Court Sets Date For Oral Arguments In Knupp Case

Posted by: The Dispatch
The Appellate Court of Maryland will convene March 1 to hear oral arguments regarding the dismissal of charges against Tyler Mailloux.On Friday, March 1, the Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments ......
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Thursday, February 01, 2024
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AGH Celebrates Gudelsky Family Medical Center Opening

Posted by: The Dispatch
Tara FischerStaff WriterHealthcare just got even more accessible in Worcester County, as Atlantic GeneralHospital and Health System unveiled a much needed and brand-new facility to serve the Ocean Pi......
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Thursday, February 01, 2024
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Things I Like

Posted by: The Dispatch
The first sunny day after a few dismal ones Not seeing an agonizing Ravens game in person Looking back at my kids’ baby pictures Gracious post-game interviews after  a loss The mixed feelin......
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Thursday, January 25, 2024
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Newspapers Announce Merger; Editors Green, Dobson Share Views With Major Redesign Planned

Posted by: The Dispatch
OCEAN CITY – After more than 30 years of head-to-head competition that never produced a clear winner, The Dispatch and Ocean City Today are merging next week to create what their principals bel......
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Thursday, January 25, 2024
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Obituaries – January 26, 2024

Posted by: The Dispatch
Robert Palmer AukerOCEAN CITY – Robert “Bob” Palmer Auker, 81, of West Ocean City, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024. Bob was born on May 17, 1942, to the late Palmer ......
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Thursday, January 25, 2024
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OPA Season Kickoff Approved

Posted by: The Dispatch
OCEAN PINES – Plans to host a kick-off event will move forward in Ocean Pines with the board’s support.Last Saturday, the Ocean Pines Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve an OPA......
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Thursday, January 25, 2024
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A Week In Business – January 26, 2024

Posted by: The Dispatch
Doctor WelcomedBERLIN – Gastroenterologist Scott Itzkowitz, D.O., FACP, FACG, FASGE, will join Atlantic General Health System in February 2024 to provide care at Atlantic General Gastroenterolog......
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Thursday, January 25, 2024
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County Seeks Fix To Rt. 12 Drainage Issue

Posted by: The Dispatch
SNOW HILL – Flooding on Route 12 during a recent storm prompted county officials to ask the state for drainage improvements.The Worcester County Commissioners voted unanimously last week to send......
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Thursday, January 25, 2024
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Commissioners Recognized Longtime Volunteer

Posted by: The Dispatch
The Worcester County Commissioners recently recognized the longtime volunteer efforts of Virgil and Kenny Dukes of the Girdletree Volunteer Fire Company. Virgil Dukes is pictured with the commissioner......
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Thursday, January 25, 2024
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Ocean Pines Plans Town Hall Meeting For Budget Review

Posted by: The Dispatch
OCEAN PINES – A town hall meeting will allow association members to learn more about the coming year’s budget.During a board meeting last Saturday, General Manager John Viola announced pla......
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Thursday, January 25, 2024
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Berlin Residents Discuss Gentrification Concerns

Posted by: The Dispatch
BERLIN — The bitter cold outside last Wednesday night did not dissuade dozens of residents from venturing out to talk about the Town of Berlin’s strategic plan at St. Paul’s Church o......
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Thursday, January 25, 2024
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Mil-Net, Inc. Donated to Brooke’s Toy Closet

Posted by: The Dispatch
Mil-Net, Inc. recently made a generous donation to Brooke’s Toy Closet, which provides toys to children at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional and TidalHealth Nanticoke. Pictured are Donna Murray, di......
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